Buss' Decision To Fire Her Brother Hits Home Lakers To Name NBA Agent Rob Pelinka GM Magic Named Lakers President Of Basketball Ops Wieters Latest Boras Client To Sign With Nats Ticket Prices Spike To See Jeter Honored PR Experts Talk Handling Of Dolan-Oakley Crisis Franchise Notes Kings Cite Culture Change For Trading Cousins Dynamo Sign Roc Nation In Three-Tiered Deal Braves Launch Marketing Effort For New Venue
SBD/March 8, 2013/Franchises
Yo, Adrian! Dodgers See Gonzalez As Vehicle To Reclaim Fans Of Mexican Descent
Published March 8, 2013
BALANCE OF POWER MOVING WEST: With the start of the MLB season a little over three weeks away, CNBC’s Larry Kudlow wondered whether the Dodgers “are becoming the new New York Yankees” and whether the “center of baseball gravity moved from the East Coast to the West Coast." Kudlow asked, "Are these big California payrolls going to produce World Series victories?” CNBC’s Brian Shactman, reporting live from the Dodgers' Spring Training home in Glendale, said, “In terms of wins and losses, who knows if they’ll supplant the Yankees. But when it comes to money, they already have.” Dodgers Owner Guggenheim Partners “want to win (and) they’re willing to spend to do it.” Dodgers GM Ned Colletti said having a large payroll “allows us to think about any player that we think can help our club instead of being restrictive and looking at a salary figure and saying, ‘We have no chance to go there.’" Colletti: "Now we can make a baseball decision” ("The Kudlow Report," CNBC, 3/7).